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“Hey, are you getting married?” No. “Why are you in a wedding dress?” Because I like white, lace, and promoting a positive body image. Last month a handful of Orlando bloggers and I got together for a truly special collaboration with Solutions Bridal for their #SBRealWoman project. Spoiler alert to 99% of world-renown bridal designers: not just 5’10” stick-figured supermodels will ever step into a wedding dress. Real women of all shapes and sizes want to enjoy their day and look, feel, and be just as fabulous. Solutions Bridal recruited a diversified spread of local ladies, ranging from 100 pounds to… more pounds and 5′ to… just taller, to help make their wonderful vision come to fruition.
I’m so honored to have been asked to participate, and I hope y’all enjoy these drop dead gorgeous images from Gian Carlo Photography. Others credits include Solutions Bridal, Ulla-Maija | Anna Maier Couture, videography by Seltzer Films, hair and makeup by Makeover Station, shoes and clutches by Carmen Steffens, and styling by the incredibly talented Roberta Noronha. Videography and full photoshoot details at the bottom of this post.
Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija | Anna Maier Couture | Shoes and Clutches: Carmen Steffens | Photography: Gian Carlo Photography | Development: Solutions Bridal | Styling: Roberta Noronha | Hair and Makeup: Simone from Makeover Station | Videography (below): Dustin from Seltzer Films
Oh, and Seltzer Films shot and produced this amazing video highlighting some of the most fun and equally special moments of the #SBRealWoman photoshoot. I may or may not have watched it approximately 35038 times already.
This was truly a day and project to remember. Real women apparently do make the best brides… just look at some of the other bloggers involved in this project!